ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal told reporters during a news conference on Thursday that India was not willing for dialogue.
“Pakistan and India have no other option but dialogue,” said Faisal.
While on his visit to the US, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Fox News said Pakistan would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same.
“Nuclear war is not an option between Pakistan and India. The idea of nuclear war is actually self-destruction,” said the prime minister.
The spokesperson confirmed that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav would be granted consular access and the process for this was already underway.
Earlier this month, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found that India’s submission pertaining to the acquittal and release of Kulbhushan Jadhav could not be upheld. In its decision, ICJ allowed India consular access to Jadhav and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentence.
Speaking on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US, the spokesperson told reporters that relations with Washington had started afresh.
“There was no mention of do more during the US visit,’ he added.
During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President Donald Trump. The US president offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. The two leaders also held discussions on the situation in Afghanistan.